We are pleased to announce the release of the Calls for Nomination for the annual Friends of Southern IPM Award program. This program recognizes outstanding work in IPM in the southern region. There are two kinds of awards: one for IPM professionals and one for graduate students.These awards are open to those states that are located in the Southern Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Virginia) the nomination can come from outside the region, but must include people and programs from the south.
Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 16, 2016.
You’ll find the Calls for Nomination for these awards, along with cover forms online here . Click on the nomination call that you wish to use to get to the Call documents and the nomination form. You will be using the Proposal / Project Management System (PPMS) to submit your nominations this year, so please be sure to find the instructions for that in the Call for Nomination and follow the steps.
There are 6 categories of awards: Bright Idea (research-oriented or new idea), IPM Implementer (on the ground), IPM Educator (extension or teacher), Pulling Together (group), Future Leader (young professional), and Lifetime Achievement (seasoned professional). The award is open to anyone in the region demonstrating excellence in the field of IPM.
Award winners will be publicly recognized at an event of their choice.
The Call for Nominations for the professional awards is online here
Graduate Student awards:
The Friends of Southern IPM graduate student award will go to two graduate students: one Masters student and one Ph.D. student.
The graduate student award, in addition to a public presentation of the award, comes with a sizable monetary award. The winning Masters student receives $2,000, and the winning doctoral student receives $3,000. All winners—including in the professional category—must assist with a story about their work or conduct a webinar before receiving the financial award. Please read the Call for Nominations for more information.
Each department can nominate UP TO 3 Masters students and UP TO 3 Ph.D. students. Each department can submit up to six nominations, and universities can submit from more than one department (I.e., entomology, plant pathology, weed science, horticulture, etc. departments can submit from the same university).
The Call for Nominations for the graduate student awards is online here .
Nominations for both award programs consist of a cover form and a two-page written nomination. Additional materials may be submitted in support of the nomination but are not necessary. The bulk of the description and evidence of the person’s or group’s qualifications of the award should be in the two-page nomination, NOT in the additional materials.
Please share this notice with anyone you work with who may wish to nominate someone for either of these awards.
If you have any questions about either of these awards, or you have trouble navigating the PPMS system, please direct them to Henry Fadamiro here or 334-844-5098 or Rosemary Hallberg at here or 919-513-8182.